WOMEN'S DORMITORY BOARD
WOMEN'S DORMITORY BOARD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Academic Regulations 8
Care of Laundry 18-19
Care of Rooms 16-17
Closing Hours 9-10
Dormitory Government 3
Duties of Dormitory Council 20-21-22
Fire Drills 15-16
House Meetings 20
Other Special Regulations 11-12
Quiet Hours 8
Signing Out 4
Special Permissions 6-7
Women's Dormitory Judicial Board
Dean of Women
Presidents of Women's Dormitories
3 Representatives - one from each dormi-
A. Students must sign out for all absences
which will keep them out after 8:00
P.M. Exact destination, time of depar-
ture and return, and full name of com-
panion must be given.
B. Students spending weekends at home or
elsewhere with permission must regis-
ter in the weekend book just before
leaving the dormitory and sign in im-
mediately upon their return.
C. Girls returning from home on Sunday
must be in the dormitory by 11:00 P.M.
D. Girls returning from home on a Monday
morning must indicate that fact and
the expected time of return in the
E. If, for an unavoidable reason, a student
is unable to return by the due-in time,
she must call the sponsor or a member
of the dormitory council who will in turn
report to the sponsor. The student must
appear before the dormitory council
withinn 24 hrs. after her return.
F. Students must sign out if they are leav-
ing Fitchburg for the day, even if they
plan to return before 8 P.M. This rule is
applicable on weekends as well as during
A. Monday through Thursday the closing
hour for upper classmen is 10:30 P.M.;
for Freshmen, it is 8:00 P.M. until after
mid semester warnings are issued, and
then the closing hour will be 10:30 P.M.
B. The hours for Freshmen are 12:30 A.M.
on Friday and Saturday nights.
C. The hours for Sophomores and Juniors
are 1:30 A.M. on Friday and Saturday
D. The hours for Seniors are 2:00 A.M. on
Friday and Saturday nights.
E. The hour for all dormitory girls is 11:00
P.M. on Sunday.
F. When the vacation periods begin at noon,
the house officially closes at 4:00 P.M.
When the vacation period begins at any
other time, the house officially closes at
7:00 P.M. Students may not remain in
the dormitory during any vacation.
G. The closing time for the night of a holi-
day is the same as Sunday, 11:00 P.M.
H. The closing time for the night preceeding
a holiday is 12:30 A.M. for Freshmen,
1:30 A.M. for Sophomores and Juniors
and 2:00 A.M. for Seniors.
A. 11:30 P.M. and 12 midnight permissions
may be granted by a dormitory council
4 midnight permissions a month
3 midnight permissions a month
2 midnight permissions a month
2 11:30 P.M. permissions a month
B. Very late permissions, up to 1:30 A.M.
for Freshmen and 2:00 A.M. for Sopho-
mores and Juniors, may be granted by
the Dean of Women, twenty-four hours
in advance. (Council President will make
request on proper forms)
C. All girls must have parents send a
letter to the Dean of Women for permis-
sion to spend a week night any place
other than in the dorm. This letter must
be received by the Dean one week in
D. College functions on Campus Monday
through Thursday nights will not require
a ''late". A girl may take a "late" with
the permission of the Dormitory Council.
Functions not requiring "lates":
1. Religious Club meetings.
2. Glee Club functions.
3. College Band performances.
4. Dramatic Club productions.
5. W.A.A. Banquet.
6. Sadie Hawkins Dance.
7. Thanksgiving and Christmas Banquets.
8. S.G.A. cultural programs.
9. Nurses' Club meetings.
10. Special Education Club meetings.
11. S.T.E.A.M. meetings.
12. French Cub meetings.
13. Ski Club meetings.
14. Forum Club meetings.
15. Home basketball games.
E. Any girl going to these activities and not
taking a "late" is required to return to
the dormitory immediately after the
meeting is over.
A. Quiet must prevail on weekdays from
8:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M.; on Friday
nights from 12:00 P.M. to 7:30 A.M.; on
Saturday nights from 12:00 P.M. to 10:00
A.M. and on Sunday nights from 11:00
P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
B. Typing after 8 P.M. must be done in
A. Any student maintaining a 3.2 average or
above (dean's list) may be granted more
than her allotment of Special Permis-
sions at the discretion of the Council.
B. Any student on academic probation for
the semester shall forfeit her special
A. A student is not allowed to leave the
dormitory between her specific closing
time and 6:00 A.M. without permission.
B. Permission to work in the evenings must
be obtained from the Dean of Women.
C. Male friends may be entertained in the
dormitory first floor lounges Sunday
through Thursday until 8:00 P.M. and on
weekends until 11:30 P.M.
D. Male friends can be entertained in the
New Dorm after 10:00 A.M. on weekdays
and after 12:00 noon on Saturday and
E. Male friends can be entertained in Miller
and Palmer Halls after 12:00 noon on
weekdays and after 12 noon on Saturday
F. Female visitors are allowed above the
first floor as long as the girl in the
dormitory whom she is visiting has
signed a sheet to be found on the main
A. Students must use the pay stations for
making and receiving calls. Calls must
not exceed ten (10) minutes.
B. Any girl answering the phone assumes
the responsibility for seeing that the girl
being called receives the call or receives
a message about it.
Any infringement of the rules rates half
or more warnings to be decided by the Coun-
cil. Upon receiving an accumulation of three
warnings, a girl will be called before the
Council for a hearing. All warnings are
cumulative for the school year.
A. If a girl takes more than her allotment
of special permissions or if she accumu-
lates more than 15 late minutes, she
automatically comes before the Council
for a hearing.
B. If a girl stays out late without permission
or changes the time of return granted by
a Council member or uses a Council
member's name without permission, she
will come before the Council.
C. If a girl is not in the dormitory between
closing hours and 6 A.M., she will be
reported to the Dean of Women.
D. Any offense which endangers life or
property or the reputation of the College
will be reported to the Dean of Women.
An accumulation of 15 late
minutes per semester Council hearing
Calling out window
Not signing out or in
Wearing bermudas in
Going on porch roof
Unmade bed after 10:00 A.M.
on weekdays and 12 noon
Extreme untidiness of room
More than allotted lates
(plus forfeit of one late)
Not complying with fire drill
OTHER SPECIAL REGULATIONS
A. All shades must be drawn when lights
B. Slacks or shorts are not to be worn to
classes or in the Administration Build-
1. Slacks may be worn when required for
a class or when participating in sports.
2. They may be worn to the Commuter's
cafeteria, to Rocky's and to the Spa.
3. Slacks may be worn in the dining
room on Friday nights, Saturdays,
Sunday nights and holidays only (no
shorts in the dining room).
4. Slacks may be worn to athletic func-
tions on campus and to the class
C. Girls are to be fully clothed on first and
basement floors of the dormitory. After
closing time, girls may wear housecoats
on first floor.
D. Girls in the New Dorm may not be on
the first or second floors after mid-
night, except by special permission of
E. Girls in the New Dorm must sign in and
out of the kitchen.
F. Property of the dormitory, such as re-
cord players, records, playing cards,
and magazines, must not be taken above
first floor without special permission
from the Dormitory Council or the
G. All girls are required to pay a House
Fund within the first week of each sem-
H. The appearance of public rooms is the
responsibility of all students living in
the dormitories. Freshmen may be ap-
pointed in rotation to help with this
A. All cases of illness are to be reported
promptly to the Resident Nurse. Students
are at liberty to consult a physician of
their own choice at any time, but the
Nurse must be notified.
B. Students must obtain permission from
the Resident Nurse or the Dormitory
Sponsor for trays to be delivered to
rooms. Trays must be requested at least
one hour before the meal. This does not
apply to breakfast. Trays are not to be
requested unless the girl is unable to go
to the dining room.
C. Students who are ill enough to be in the
infirmary may select one freind to run
errands, otherwise, she may have no
visitors. She herself may not leave the
infirmary until she is discharged by the
D. After two day's illness in the college
infirmary, parents of the patient will
be notified and recommendation made
that convalescence be continued at
home. When a student goes home follow-
ing illness, she must be cleared through
the Nurse and the Sponsor who will
notify the Dean of Women.
E. At the end of a vacation at home, if the
student is in doubt as to her good health,
she should telephone the Nurse or the
Sponsor and delay her return until she
is fit for college classes.
F. When the student's illness at home has
delayed her return to college, a Doctor's
certificate (or in light cases a parent's
note) as to the student's fitness must be
presented to the Nurse for admission to
the dormitory (before attending classes).
G. When a girl, for reasons of ill health
misses a class, the Nurse must be
notified at the time of the indisposition;
otherwise, the Nurse will not write an
excuse for the absence.
H. Any girl too ill to attend classes will be
confined to the dormitory both day and
evening except for meals.
A. The siren is the fire signal. Fire drills
will be held in the dormitory at least
once a month.
B. The dormitory President and the Sponsor
shall have charge of all fire drills.
C. The dormitory Council shall act as fire
1. The President shall ring the siren
and prevent confusion on the first
2. Fire Marshalls shall check the rooms.
a. Shall make sure all occupants have
b. Shall report any room which is left
contrary to rules.
c. Shall report any girl who is clothed
contrary to rules.
D. Fire drill regulations:
1. Upon the sound of the siren, each
dorm resident shall rise immediately,
put on her coat and shoes, close the
windows, turn the lights on, raise the
shades and, leaving her doors open
shall pass quickly and quietly from
her suite to her assigned stairs and
first floor exit. Before leaving the
suite she must check her suite mates.
2. Absolute silence must prevail through-
out the entire drill.
3. In case of fire, all residents must
proceed immediately out of doors and
group in front of the dorm for the roll
CARE OF THE ROOMS
A. All decorations must be suspended from
the picture molding. Pins, tacks, nails
are not to be used on the molding or on
B. Students are held responsible for any
damage done to property belonging to
C. Cooking in the rooms or the use of elec-
trical appliances that will add to the
electrical load of the house or constitute
a fire hazard will not be allowed.
D. No electrical wiring by students is per-
mitted. No extension wires may lie on
the floor across doorways or where they
may be short circuited.
E. Cleaning fluids and other combustible
liquids are not to be kept anywhere in
F. No food is to be stored on the window
sills or fire escapes.
G. Students are expected to put out their
lights, turn off radios and record players
before leaving their rooms.
H. No student is to go into attics or store-
rooms without permission of the Sponsor
or resident Nurse.
I. Radiators must be kept open all the way
or closed all the way.
J. Furniture is to be left as found in the
dormitory. If it is unsatisfactory, report
the fact to the Sponsor.
K. All rooms and bathrooms are to be kept
clean and neat at all times. This includes
cleaning, picking up private belongings,
emptying waste baskets, closing win-
dows, shutting off faucets and putting
L. All fire doors are to be kept clear, never
blocked by furniture or personal posses-
M. Beds must be made by 10:00 A.M. dur-
ing the week and by noon on Saturday,
Sunday, and Holidays.
A. Smoking is allowed in the basements and
on the first floor. It is prohibited on all
other floors and in all student's suites
except in the New Dorm where girls may
smoke in the lounges on each floor.
CARE OF THE LAUNDRY
A. The laundry must be kept neat at all
1. If water or soap is spilled, clean it up.
2. Cigarette butts must not be thrown on
3. If newspapers are placed on the floor.
they must be cleared up w T hen the girl
has finished ironing.
4. Irons must never be left turned on
when the girl leaves the room.
5. An iron, when heating or temporarily
laid down must be placed either on a
stand or on its end, never on its side
6. Girls must not bring personal irons
back to their rooms until they are
7. Girls may not leave clothing in
8. Lint bags must be emptied after each
use of the dryer.
A. Co-chairmen of the Social Committee
will be elected by the Dormitory Coun-
cils in joint session at the first fall
meeting. One will be elected from each
B. Each class elects two girls to serve on
the Social Committee, one from each
C. The Social Committee plans and runs the
various partes for the year.
The Board of Directors composed of:
Each Dormitory Council is composed of:
President. Vice-President. Secretary, and
Other members of the Council include
class representatives, one from each dorm.
All candidates are subject to the approval
of the Dean of Women. The officers are
nominated and elected by the Council before
the second week of April each year. The
class representatives are nominated by the
Council and elected by the respective class
one month after college opens.
House meetings are compulsory for every-
one. They may be called at any time by the
dormitory President, Sponsor, or Dean of
Women. A twenty-four hour notice will be
given for a house meeting except in emer-
DUTIES OF DORMITORY COUNCIL
A. Dormitory President:
1. Shall attend Board of Directors meet-
2. Shall call and conduct all Council
3. Shall act as Dormitory Representative
on any necessary occasion.
4. Shall conduct the house meetings.
5. Shall bring all dormitory problems be-
fore the Council for discussion.
6. Shall check on the Treasurer's report
to see that it is complete at all times.
7. Shall inform the secretary in advance
of all Council meetings in order that
she may inform other members of
8. Shall hold and conduct a house meet-
ing at the beginning of each year and
go over all rules and regulations of
9. Shall conduct the spring election of
the dormitory council.
10. Shall conduct the fall election for
Freshmen Council members.
11. Shall call a fire drill once a month and
notify the boiler room and sponsor of
the particular dormitory.
12. Shall act as advisor to the other of-
13. Shall arrange with the Dean of Women
for permissions (proms, dances,
scheduled affairs) all special lates,
and post the time.
Shall assume all duties of the President
in the absence of the President.
1. Shall pay all dormitory bills.
2. Shall keep accurate record of income
3. Shall make a report at each house
meeting, if called upon to do so.
4. Shall collect House Fund monthly.
5. Shall balance books and give them to
the Dean of Women in May.
1. Shall take attendance and keep the
minutes of all meetings.
2. Shall keep an accurate record of all
misdemeanors and punishments and
shall in writing notify the Sponsor or
the Dean of Women of all punish-
3. Shall post all notices and lists on the
4. Shall post a list of the girls who will
be in charge of cleaning the public
5. Shall make out duplicate warning
slips, one to be given to the girl re-
ceiving the warning and one to be
kept on file.
6. Shall read the minutes of the preced-
ing meeting at each meeting of the
7. Shall set the rotation of duty for the
Council officers and post the list.
8. Shall turn Secretarial books to Dean
of Women in May.
E. General Duties of Council Members:
1. Shall enforce rules and take care of
rule infringements that are within
the jurisdiction of the Council.
2. Shall take one week of duty in rotation
3. Shall ring the warning and last bells
4. Shall lock the front door at closing
time, check sign-out sheet and over-
5. Shall record in the file all special
permissions and all tardiness and
notify the sponsor if any girl is more
than 15 minutes late.
6. Shall inspect the laundry and smoking
rooms at closing time.
7. Shall revise the handbook whenever
8. Shall plan and carry out a consistent
Guests of dormitory students may be
allowed overnight in the dormitory by mak-
ing arrangements 48 hours in advance with
the Dean of Women's Office so that the
housekeeping staff may be notified to have
bedding ready. The student must obtain
written permission from a girl going home
that her bed may be used. There will be a
charge of $1.00 per night per person with
linen furnished. This fee will be paid to the
At no time shall the number of dormitory
students plus the number of guests, exceed
the figure set by the fire marshall for
capacity of a specific dormitory.
Upon purchase of luncheon tickets at 75<
and tickets for the evening meal at 90£,
guests may eat in the college dining hall.
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